“Perhaps women who are fully in charge of a new venture, for which there are no established ground rules, can bring the gift of …‘elasticity of spirit’ into the world of Christian institutions.”

Dr Helen Forshaw SHCJ

The way we work

The way we work is summarised in the unofficial slogan of the Cambridge Theological Federation:

‘Roots down, walls down, bridges out.’

  • Roots down into our own traditions
  • Walls down between Christian traditions
  • Bridges out to other faiths and all people of goodwill
  • Bridges out to the needs of our world.

In this section, we look at the ways we connect with our faith, with other Christians and with the wider world.


As Catholics


University accreditation

How we are governed

With students from Cambridge Muslim College